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This 20-minute documentary examines the multi-ethnic history of the people who came to El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles from its founding in 1781 to the present time.
The Archive presents ‘Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary,’ a free screening of short works examining pivotal moments of activism in East Los Angeles. Followed by a discussion with Harry Gamboa Jr. and Carolina Miranda.
ELAFF’s 13th Annual Film Festival “Storytelling for Empowerment” produced by Bienvenidos, East LA College, Eastmont Community Center, Hillsides, and The East LA Society of Film & Arts (TELASOFA) be virtual this year.
Shot during the first wave of the pandemic, the artist Carmen Argote’s first film, Last Light, is a meditation on walking and memory in Los Angeles. Argote describes her walking habit as synonymous with thinking, a way of taking in and digesting the conditions of her environment. The screening is followed by a discussion with Carmen Argote and Hammer associate curator Erin Christovale.
A short documentary about Martin Espino, musician, teacher, and poet. This documentary shows the heart and true passion he has for bringing his musical gift to the crowd.
How exactly did the Supreme Court arrive at its DACA decision.? Will Trump once again seek to end this very popular program? What does this mean for the approximately 800,000 “Dreamers” living, working, paying taxes, and raising families in our country? Moderator and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson, National Immigration Law Center executive director Marielena Hincapié, activist Yahaira Carrillo Rosales, and attorney and migrant rights activist Prerna Lal answer these questions.
For The Love of L.A. by Rafael Cardenas. is a collage of poetry, photography, and music created within this moment of social distancing and political uprising. Each poet offers a glimpse of places and memories that exemplify their slice of Los Angeles.
Latino Outdoors (LO)proudly presents, Yo Cuento – a short documentary that was shot on location during the 2019 Latino Outdoors Leadership Campout. Despite the COVID19 pandemic, LO continues to inspire, connect, and engage Latinx communities and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoors narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.
PAPER CHILDREN / NIÑOS DE PAPEL explores America’s invisible refugee crisis through the eyes of one Miami family who navigates a broken system with unwavering resilience. Through it all, the family holds on to their faith and loving spirit—they’ve risked too much to give up hope.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. The only way to heal the body is if we heal the heart and Raquel lived in her own flesh how laughter can help her to live happier and thanks to her personal experience she founded RED NOSE to help others who are in hospitals to have happier days.